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. nk you. >> that is a d.c. legend. music lovers all over the world are remembering chuck brown this morning. the pioneer of go-go passed away from multiple organ failure after suffering from knew mope i can't. he was the creative force behind go-go. >> shawn yancy takes a look back at his amazing career and life. life. >> reporter: for five decades, chuck brown gave his fans his all keeping them on his feet with heart-thumping go-go beats, a genre of music that he created. >> at first, they had go-go clubs, dancers, no music. i decided to call it go-go music. >> reporter: in 2010, chuck earned his first ever grammy nomination. >> it is the greatest thing. oh, my god. >> reporter: how did it make you feel? >> i haven't gotten over it yet. i ain't never going to get over it, okay? >> reporter: chuck started sing gospel when he was just a little boy. he spent his youth in and out of jails. lorton penitentiary in northern virginia is the place that gave hive to his musical career. >> after i did about three of those shows, i knew i was going to be something. when i got out of there
cans lined up yesterday to pay tribute to the late chuck brown. >> torrential rain and lightning forced officials to cut short the all-day viewing. after angry fans protested, the doordz were reopened. >> reporter: the day had a somber beginning for the tens of thousands of loyal chuck brown fans would lined up outside the howard theater. as flamboyant in death as he ever was in life. but nothing could stop some folks from turning a sober event into a happy occasion. the wake spilled over into a huge public block party where go-go was not just for older music lovers but die hard fans had strong memories. >> his greatest legacy is how much he loved doing what he did and sharing it with his audience. >> what i remember most about the go-gos is that everybody came together to have fun. >> reporter: chuck brown got his start around the corner from the howard theater where he used to shine shoes of famous performers like louis armstrong but he made his own fame creating go-go. >> from the very beginning when he started performing, he and i just sort of hit it off as two individuals who had c
on the community-wide effort for chuck brown. that is coming your way next. >>> the nation applauded the work of the cia to foil the latest underwear bomb plot but should we even know all the details that we do know. coming up being getting to the antibiotic time big leak.  -- getting to the bottom of a big leak. >>> making headlines this morning, the head of the house intelligence committee wants an investigation into how the cia's operation to stop the plane bombing was leaked. the associated press was the first to report on the bomb plot. republican representative mike rogers says the leaks kept the operation from getting to its full conclusion and may jeopardize lives. but fbi director robert mueller told congress that the u.s. is learning valuable information from the bomb that might prevent future attacks. >>> a civil rights champion who worked for two house administrations has died. nicholas katzenbach died at his home yesterday. he may be best known no incident grating the university of alabama in 1963. he read president kennedy taps statement demanding that two black students b
-go will be remembered for generations to come. >> the kids created a masterpiece to honor chuck brown and beth parker take a look. >> that is ingenius like that. >> there is a little neon green in there too. >> we love you, chuck. we love you, chuck. >> the beat. i like the way his beat goes. >> when chuck brown died, we realized the impact he had on d.c. as a whole and we realized there weren't any murals of him in d.c. >> reporter: the kids at macfar land middle school in petworth are changing that. >> a lot of the kids want to be athletes and musicians and art is not always the coolest job field or career choice. i think it is my job to expose them to that and get them hooked. >> reporter: and now even the paint brushes are dancing. >> at my age, i could go on the dance floor. you could for the stit sit still with him. >> i love him. i'm going to miss him. he was for the people and by the people. >> it is not going to be perfect but it is about the idea and the imagery. >> when i heard about it friday, i said i would stop by. >> here friday night until about 10:30. >> we had to get the tall ladder
rain today. back to you guys at the desk. >> thank you. >>> chuck brown's public memorial service is being held today at the washington convention center from noon until 4:00 p.m. the city is urging the public to take metrorail or bus. doors will open for this at 10:00 a.m. and attendance will be capped at 14,500 people. >> if you are not one of the thousands of people going to the memorial service, can you watch it streaming live on myfoxdc.com. we'll begin our coverage when the service begins at noon today. >>> the suspect accused of shooting five people in seattle is now dead. police say the man killed four people in a cafe yesterday morning. shortly after that, they believe the same man killed a woman in an apparent carjacking. police say the man put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as they approached him. >>> a popular street in d.c. is getting ready to get a major makeover. >> i project will rip up sidewalks and other parts of the area. the idea is to make it better. but as wisdom martin flanes, -- plains, it will be a mess once the work starts. >> reporter: construc
will pay tribute to chuck brown. thousands are expected to gather at the howard theater for a public viewing. on thursday, a public memorial service will be held from noon until 3:00 at the washington convention center. >>> president obama marked a milestone monday speaking at the vietnam veterans memorial for the first time as commander in chief. the president was joined by vice president bideen and the secretary. defense among others. >> but there were many vietnam veterans who say they couldn't get into a ceremony they've been attending for years. tom fitzgerald has the story. >> reporter: the president arrived at the vietnam veterans memorial to the strains of hail to the chief. thousands gathered here as they do every year for one singular purpose. >> today is memorial day. >> reporter: the president honored the 58,282 names on the wall who died in vietnam, thanked surviving vietnam veterans for reaching out to today's veterans. >> you cared for those who followed. you made it your mission to make sure today's troops get the respect and support that all too often did you not rec
person. the court papers do not specifically name vincent gray or former mayoral candidate suleiman brown but they do allege that the donation were transferred from candidate a to candidate b and that gore destroyed a record of that. that would be the obstruction of justice charges. brown saws he was paid to bash mayor fenty during campaign debates. some say the plea doesn't bode well after the recent city scandals. >> i am hopeful that the u.s. attorney is getting to the end of these investigations. certainly the people of the district of columbia deserve to know what happened and if there are laws broken, people have to be held accountable. >> reporter: mayor gray is in las vegas right now and was unavailable to answer questions. he did refer us to his attorney, bob bennett, who said it would be inappropriate to comment at this time and suleiman brown himself was also unavailable for comment. that is the latest here. back to you. >> stoi. d.c. councilman marion barry is out of the hospital this morning. he was admitted to a hospital in las vegas sunday after developing a blood clot whil
brown. >> straight ahead, new information from his family including an update on his condition as he recovers in the hospital. we are checking more headlines coming your way next. ♪ so, this is delicious okay... is this where we're at now, we don't care anymore? we just eat whatever tastes good? excuse me? [ man ] like these sweet honey clusters, they're awesome so no way they're good for you. but i guess that's okay right? actually there's a half a day's worth of fiber in every ... why stop at cereal? ya know? cancel the gym membership. bring on the pork chops and the hot fudge. fantastic. are you done sweetie? yea [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. >>> it looks like chuck brown is recovering from pneumonia. according to the "washington post," his daughter revealed the information yesterday. sources say he was admitted to the hospital after complaining of arthritis. this is when doctors discovered and removed a blood clot. he contracted it pneumonia while recovering from the operation. brown recently cleared his may concert calendar canceling all scheduled per
to another mayoral candidate, suleiman brown. mayor gray has denied the allegations but experts say it is hard to believe he didn't know about the scandal. >> the mayor is a very detail oriented person t would seem sort of unreasonable to think that this was being done without his knowledge, permission, complicity. >> if convicted, brooks could get a maximum of six months in prison and probation. >>> bonuses for county employees are just one part of a new budget approved for prince george's county. the county council yesterday passed a $2.7 billion spending it increases money for schools and public safety and does include a one-time bone us for most of the county's 6,000 workers. >>> a guilty verdict in the trial of a woman charged with hitting and dragging a bicyclist who later died. christy littleford's defense was she thought she hit a deer and that is why she left the scene and left natasha pettigrew to die. littleford is now facing 10 years and two months in prison when she was sentenced in august. >>> a pennsylvania family prepares to bury three of their own, a father and his
. >> reporter: angie brown is talk about her son, dustin gross. >> there is not a doubt in my mind that he would be so appreciative of everyone and he would be overwhelmed. >> reporter: gross' aunt jill tip ton, helped organize the saturday donation drive. >> we need to do what we can to support those guys. >> reporter: it seems the community is supporting gross' family. >> we can't express the love we feel, the gratitude, it is just very overwhelming. >> reporter: in all, they packed 350 boxes to send to 350 soldiers. >> very few know that. >> reporter: that is allowing brown to turn her heartache into help. into help. . >> moms know how to get the work done. that is for sure. >>> a lesson for the washington nats. >> sports is coming your way next.  -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can he
-go radio.com has been playing chuck brown music nonstop. fans are calling in to express their feelings. chuck brown was 75 years old. >>> now, can you actually own a piece of facebook. up next, how much you can expect to pay for just one share of stock in the social networking site. we have the answer. >>> if you love browsing the web on your smart phone, get ready to pane pay more. details of who is ending the unlimited datt plan for some customers. we'll be right back.   -- get ready to pay more. 4@ . >>> john edwards' fate now lies in the hands of the jury. yesterday, both side wrapped up their closing arguments. prosecutors tried to prove edwards used campaign donations to hide his pregnant mistress during his 2008 presidential campaign. the defense asked jurors to separate the immorality of edwards' affair from the legality of the funning behind the cover-up. >>> when the stock market opens later this morning, the public will able to buy stock in facebook for the very first time. shares of the social web site's initial public offering are set for $38 and
sentenced him for the shooting death of trooper wesley. brown was working security at an applebee's in forestville when he threw williams out of the restaurant for being disruptive. >>> president obama is making history by coming out and sporting gay marriage. even though the president's opinion has evolved, some states are not ready to change. currently, 30 states have laws banning gay marriage. maryland is one of 18 states allowing civil unions or same- sex marriage. human rights campaign groups are applauding the president for his comments but they say he alone cannot change state laws. and as the gay marriage debate rages on, republican presidential candidate mitt romney is responding to claims he bullied a high school student reported to be gay. they say they either helped or witnessed the student being held down as romney crudely cut off the long and bleached hair. romney spoke about the accusations. >> i don't recall the incident myself but i've seen the reports. not going to argue with that. there is no question that i did some stupid things when i was in high school n i h
vincent gray and council chairman kwame brown. >>> a doctor and developer linked to the corruption scream involving jack johnson is headed to prison. a judge sentenced mirza bay to 1 months behind bars. he pled guilty to conspiracy for commit extortion. federal agents overheard johnson telling his wife to tear up a check. bay wrote that check. >>> dr. koman was arrested at his home yesterday accused of trying to deal crystal meth. police told the court they found 11,000 dollars worth of crystal meth and seven ounces ever ghb in the from's home. he is being charged with possession and intent to sell. >>> an elementary school principal is in trouble with the law this morning. prince william county police say yeny deburmand embezzled more than $8,000. she was the principal at kilby elementary in woodbridge. investigators say she used her school issued credit card to buy personal items. she is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. >>> mitt romney makes an appearance with virginia's governor t throws more fuel on the fire in the vp speculation. >> there is a new pol
for not include taxes and fees. doe was facing a $170 million budget gap. chairman kwame brown says the extended alcohol sales will allow bars to stay open longer. >>> maryland lawmakers are one step closer to approving a budget bill. house of delegates is expected to vote on their version of the bill cud today, this after the senate approved a bill yesterday that would increase income taxes on those who make over $100,000 a year. today is scheduled to be the last day of the special session. >>> police have arrested a man they say orchestrated a hit on another man. michael ruzniak is now charged with solicitation to commit capital murder. police believe he made the arrangements last week. detectives believe the motive was an ongoing feud. he is behind bars without bopped. >>> two men are charged with a sexual attack on a woman behind a school in fairfax county. these two men are charged with rape and aggravated malicious wounding. the victim was beaten with an object and tacked on gallows road in merrifield on friday morning. >>> a 3-year-old boy hit and killed by an suv. witnesses say the mothe
your way out to the lane divide. >>> this is 6-year-old javon brown, last seen yesterday on columbia road near 13th street northwest. he was last wearing a green t- shirt, blue jeans and red and black shoes. >>> montgomery county police are investigating the apparent murder-suicide of a couple in silver spring. a 49-year-old man and his 39- year-old wife were found dead in their apartment on colgate way yesterday after police arrived to investigate a missing person report. detectives say they discovered a suicide note but have yet to release the content of the note or who wrote it. >>> two teenagers accused of shooting at a rockville metro station will be in court today. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live outside the station with our update. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. 17-year-old tavares harris and 16-year-old kevin wipe spent the weekend in jail. police arrested kevin wynn at a shell gas station where police say he fled after shooting two other teens at the rockville metro station around 2:30 friday afternoon. one victim, appear 1-year-old female was an innocent bystander
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